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Charter Commission
2005-2006

Donn M. Takaki
Chair

Jeffrey T. Mikulina
Vice Chair

James C. Pacopac
Secretary

Jim Myers
Treasurer
 

Andrew I.T. Chang
Gerald L. Coffee

E. Gordon Grau, Ph.D.

Amy H. Hirano

Jared N. Kawashima

Darolyn H. Lendio

Stephen E. Meder, Arch.D.

Jan N. Sullivan

Malcolm J. Tom

Chuck T. Narikiyo
Executive Administrator

 

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Charter Question 10

On the November 2006 ballot:  Should the Charter be amended to state the additional services currently being provided by the Director of Emergency Services and by the Fire Chief?

Vote YES or NO

Digest of the proposed amendment:

Present:  The powers, duties, and functions of the Director of Emergency Services and the Fire Chief are set forth in the Charter, but do not specify certain powers, duties, and functions relating to emergency medical services, ocean safety, hazardous materials, and injury prevention that are already being performed by the departments.

If proposal passes:

  • The powers, duties, and functions of the Director of Emergency Services would specify that the Director shall be the primary provider of emergency medical care, and that the Director would develop programs related to injury prevention, provide for ocean safety programs, and be the primary responder to emergencies arising on the beach and near shore waters.
  • The powers, duties, and functions of the Fire Chief would specify that the Fire Chief shall also provide emergency medical care and specify that the Fire Chief shall respond to hazardous material incidents. 

Full text of the proposed amendment:

 Question 10 - Proposed Amendment Full Text (PDF)

 

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